Greece and the American Embrace: Greek Foreign policy towards Turkey, the US and the Western Alliance

Often considered the ‘troubled partnership’ of the Western alliance, relations between Greece and Turkey during the Cold War era sometimes compromised the geopolitical interests of the United States, as the two Eastern Mediterranean states engaged in a regional rivalry that clearly disregarded the objectives of NATO in the area. Christos Kassimeris assesses the position of Greece within the Western alliance and the formulation of her foreign policy towards all pertinent parties, particularly, the United States, NATO and Turkey. Concentrating on the prospect of foreign intervention, this study escapes the more traditional examination of Greco-Turkish relations and offers new perspectives on this turbulent relationship, and its international significance.


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Christos Kassimeris is the Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at European University Cyprus